Coach Calls For Donald Cerrone To Take A Break

Donald Cerrone is coming off his second TKO defeat in a row and Ray Longo believes he needs some extended time off. Cerrone suffered a TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje in the first round of their UFC Vancouver headliner this past weekend. It followed his doctor stoppage loss to Tony Ferguson back at UFC 238 […]

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Donald Cerrone is coming off his second TKO defeat in a row and Ray Longo believes he needs some extended time off.

Cerrone suffered a TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje in the first round of their UFC Vancouver headliner this past weekend. It followed his doctor stoppage loss to Tony Ferguson back at UFC 238 in June.

Known for his regular activity inside the Octagon, “Cowboy” notably claimed after the Gaethje defeat that the best part about his job was that he could wake up the next day and do it again. He’s already planning a December comeback for one.

But Longo — head coach of Serra-Longo — has called for him to take a break, stating that he’s worried for him:

“They gotta stop him from fighting this frequently,” Longo said on the Anik & Florian Podcast (via BJPenn.com). “Bro I used to love listening to him, it’s starting to sound crazy to me now. ‘The best thing about it is I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again.’ Do what again? You just got pummeled. Like I get it. He loves fighting, He’s an adrenaline junkie. I look at when they’re doing a special on him. He’s jumping off a building, he’s a firefighter. I feel like what a boring piece of shit I am.

“I look at [Cerrone] and I’m like, ‘I gotta do something. I gotta go skydiving or something.’ I kinda worry for him at this point. I like the fighting, there’s no problem with that but man wait four or five months. Not just every five weeks or three weeks. At this point now the losses are backing up and he’s had some damage in the last six months. It’s crazy.”

It’s hard to argue against Longo.

Do you think Cerrone should take a break?

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UFC Vancouver Medical Suspensions: Donald Cerrone Tied For Longest Sit

The Octagon touched down in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday for UFC Vancouver. In the main event of the card, Justin Gaethje knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round. The card also saw finishes like Augusto Sakai over Marcin Tybura and Lou…

The Octagon touched down in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday for UFC Vancouver. In the main event of the card, Justin Gaethje knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round. The card also saw finishes like Augusto Sakai over Marcin Tybura and Louis Smolka knocking out Ryan MacDonald. With it, the card saw several lengthy […]

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UFC Vancouver Medical Suspensions: Donald Cerrone Sits 90 Days

This past weekend’s UFC Vancouver medical suspensions are in. In the main event, Justin Gaethje took home a first-round finish win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Gaethje has received a 30-day suspension while Cerrone has been suspended 90 days with no contact or competition. In the co-main event, Glover Teixeira defeated Nikita Krylov via split decision. […]

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This past weekend’s UFC Vancouver medical suspensions are in.

In the main event, Justin Gaethje took home a first-round finish win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Gaethje has received a 30-day suspension while Cerrone has been suspended 90 days with no contact or competition. In the co-main event, Glover Teixeira defeated Nikita Krylov via split decision. Teixeira has been suspended 45 days while Krylov received a 60-day sit.

The full UFC Vancouver medical suspensions have been released. Check them out below courtesy of MMA Fighting.

UFC Vancouver Medical Suspensions

  • Justin Gaethje: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance of right foot that needs X-ray.
  • Donald Cerrone: suspended 90 days with no contact and no competition.
  • Glover Teixeira: suspended 45 days with no contact and no competition; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance of right hand that needs X-ray. Received sutures for lacerations.
  • Nikita Krylov: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
  • Todd Duffee: suspended 90 days with 60 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending ophthalmologist clearance for possible conjunctival abrasion. Received sutures for lacerations.
  • Jeff Hughes: suspended 30 days with no contact and no competition.
  • Tristan Connelly: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact.
  • Michel Pereira: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Uriah Hall: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Antonio Carlos Junior: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance. Needs “CT Max and a Cervical Spine” and may have fractured nose.
  • Misha Cirkunov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Jim Crute: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact.
  • Augusto Sakai: suspended 14 days with no contact and no competition for knockout.
  • Marcin Tybura: suspended 90 days with no contact and no competition.
  • Miles Johns: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance of left hand that needs X-ray.
  • Cole Smith: suspended 60 days with no contact and no competition for hard bout.
  • Hunter Azure: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact.
  • Brad Katona: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Chas Skelly: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance of right thumb that needs X-ray.
  • Jordan Griffin: suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact.
  • Louis Smolka: suspended 14 days with no contact and no competition.
  • Ryan MacDonald: suspended 90 days with no contact and no competition for TKO.
  • Austin Hubbard: suspended a minimum of 30 days with 30 days no contact; also suspended indefinitely pending physician clearance of right foot and right elbow that require X-rays.

What do you make of the UFC Vancouver medical suspensions?

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Quote: Justin Gaethje vs. Donald Cerrone Was Stopped Too Late

It was a rough night for Donald Cerrone in Vancouver last night (Sat. September 14, 2019). “Cowboy” main evented the UFC Vancouver event against Justin Gaethje. Gaethje was able to connect with hooks on Cerrone all throughout the first round, before “The Highlight’s” power became too much for the former 155-pound title challenger to handle. […]

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It was a rough night for Donald Cerrone in Vancouver last night (Sat. September 14, 2019).

“Cowboy” main evented the UFC Vancouver event against Justin Gaethje. Gaethje was able to connect with hooks on Cerrone all throughout the first round, before “The Highlight’s” power became too much for the former 155-pound title challenger to handle. However, the referee seemed to step in and stop the action far too late.

Both Gaethje and Cerrone voiced some frustrations with the officiating after the bout’s conclusion. UFC President Dana White, who is usually present for post-fight press conferences, was not in attendance for this past weekend’s event.

Instead, he was replaced by UFC executive David Shaw, who admitted he also believed the bout was stopped too late. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“Justin seemed upset. Cowboy seemed upset. It was one of those situations where Jerin probably gave Cowboy — considering his experience, expertise, and how long he’s been fighting — the benefit of the doubt. It probably could have got stopped a punch earlier,” Shaw said.

“He did the right thing in the end. It probably could have been stopped a punch earlier. Sometimes you have to give guys a bit more leeway to see if they can recover. But from my position, I believe it was stopped a tad too late.”

As for what’s next for Gaethje, the former World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) lightweight champion has said he’d like to face the winner of a presumed fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. He’s also open to welcoming Conor McGregor back to Octagon action as well.

Do you think the referee was late in stopping Gaethje vs. Cerrone last night in Vancouver?

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Donald Cerrone Won’t Give Up On Title Hopes Following UFC Vancouver Loss

Donald Cerrone may be on a two-fight skid, but he isn’t about to give up on his UFC title dream. Last night (Sept. 14), Cerrone shared the Octagon with Justin Gaethje. The bout headlined UFC Vancouver inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Col…

Donald Cerrone may be on a two-fight skid, but he isn’t about to give up on his UFC title dream. Last night (Sept. 14), Cerrone shared the Octagon with Justin Gaethje. The bout headlined UFC Vancouver inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. “Cowboy” was stopped in the opening frame via TKO. Donald Cerrone […]

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Donald Cerrone Still Plans On Being UFC Champion

Despite another setback, Donald Cerrone is not giving up on his dream of becoming a UFC champion. Cerrone suffered his second loss in a row following a first-round TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje at UFC Vancouver last night. It follows his doctor stoppage loss to Tony Ferguson earlier in the summer. Had “Cowboy” won either […]

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Despite another setback, Donald Cerrone is not giving up on his dream of becoming a UFC champion.

Cerrone suffered his second loss in a row following a first-round TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje at UFC Vancouver last night. It follows his doctor stoppage loss to Tony Ferguson earlier in the summer.

Had “Cowboy” won either of those fights, he would be in a position to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. However, more work needs to be done now but he’s not complaining.

In fact, he’s adamant he will achieve his goal of becoming champion for the promotion:

“I’m gonna get the belt, it’s gonna happen,” he told media after the fight (via Bloody Elbow). “I guess I just stood down a rank a little but I’m gonna come back, I’m gonna train hard, and I’m gonna get it.”

For Cerrone, a UFC belt is the only thing missing from his legacy which is why he doesn’t plan on giving up just yet:

“It’s the last thing I gotta do to my legacy,” he added. “You talk about my legacy and people try to mimic it. Well, you can have the greatest legacy in the world, and if I don’t have a belt, I just fall a little bit short.

“Now, me, reflecting on everything, that’s one thing I want. I don’t think what people think, ‘you deserve this, you’re the people’s champ… And then on the flip side of this, if everyone said ‘you tried so hard and you make it and you never get it, is it gonna crush you?’ No, man, I tried. If it’s something I can teach my boy, I tried.”

Cerrone could bounce back sooner rather than later as he plans on competing as early as December next.

Do you think Cerrone can still be a UFC champion?

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